EcoRide 2013 attacted more than 100 'very enthusiastic' riders
Annual event and regional tradition raises thousands for Ecology Center programs
More than 100 "very enthusiastic" cyclists, as well as dozens of volunteers and other supporters, enjoyed beautiful summer weather for the 2013 EcoRide, June 23.
EcoRide has been a regional tradition for decades, one of the first events organized by the Ecology Center after its founding in 1971 and one of the first large bicycle tours in our region.
This year's rides, from two miles to more than 50 miles, featured pop-up art galleries and a farm tour and solar installations.
"People really enjoyed hanging out and listening to the music provided by local band Dragon Wagon at the end of the ride," according to Ecology Center events coordinator Ken Kozora.
"EcoRide brings together individuals, non-profit organizations, community leaders and civic organizations working together towards a vision for our sustainable future," Kozora said.
"One of our goals is to give people a better idea and some visible examples of the most exciting ‘green’ projects in the region, and to raise funds to help us continue that work in the future. Thanks to all the wonderful supporters who participated in EcoRide 2013, we raised over $18,000 to support the Ecology Center's important environmental programs and mission for sustainable living."
EcoLink — July 2013 Ecolink An online publication of the Ecology Center